Jerry Miller was appointed Director of the Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in February 2015. A senior executive with expertise in science and resource management policy, Dr. Miller is the Academies’ senior scientist driving policy and program direction on sustainability-related issues.
Previously, Dr. Miller served as President of Science for Decisions, a consulting practice which he founded to ensure that solid science is available to inform policy and management decisions that impact natural resources and the livelihoods that depend upon them. From 2009 until 2013, Dr. Miller served as Assistant Director for Ocean Sciences at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). During his time at OSTP, Dr. Miller was instrumental in the creation of the nation’s first National Ocean Policy and the development of its foundational science priorities. He was founding co-Director of the National Ocean Council Office and later served as its Deputy Director for Science and Technology. Before taking on his role at the White House, Dr. Miller was Technical Director and Director of Research at the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (now the Consortium for Ocean Leadership), where he had management and oversight responsibilities for several national and international programs.
Before coming to Washington he lived in London and served as Associate Director for Ocean, Atmosphere, and Space Sciences at the Office of Naval Research’s global office. Dr. Miller has published widely in the peer-reviewed literature and has made significant contributions to several major federal policy documents. His work has been recognized with awards both in the U.S. and abroad, including with a Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Miller received his B.S. in Marine Science from University of South Carolina, his M.S. in Oceanography from University of Rhode Island, and his Ph.D. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from University of Miami.